Selene by Maria Gamundi, 2011. Kettle Pond, Newport News, Virginia. Photo by Jerry Gammon, 2014.

thewellandspindle: FINALLY OPEN! Once I find everything (still unpacking) I will be doing certain free gifts with purchase for a limited time (aka until I run out), giveaways, etc! For now I’m doing a 15% discount before shipping sale! Use coupon code “NEWTOTOWN” at checkout! You MUST use this coupon code to get your discount!…

thewickedgriffin: And the Irminsul is finally done 😍 well, going to attach to a cord, then it will be all done.

Hestia by DoroxDoro

The central role of asceticism in Roman religious and philosophical life has often been obscured by scholars of western civilization who assume that asceticism is primarily a Christian phenomenon in the West. Long before the emergence of Christian asceticism, however, many Roman philosophers of a wide variety proposed sophisticated systems of ascetical formation. The ascetical…

Hermes, 1st century CE, Roman. Marble.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.  Dimensions: Overall: 26 ¾ x 23 1/2in. (67.9 x 59.7cm)

Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus. Located within the archaeological site of the Sanctuary of Asklepios, two hours south of Athens. Photograph: visitgreece.gr. 

Aphrodite by Colette O’Brien. Mosaic, 2003. 

BACCHUS. by amartinsdebarros

Furrinalia

Gates of the Villa Sciarra by Alisha. 2010. Today is the Roman festival of Furrinalia. Furrina is the patron deity of a sacred spring and grove located on the eastern slope of the Janiculum hill, a spot which once lay across the Tiber and outside the walls of Rome. The area has long been encompassed by…

Festival of the Inundation

Antinous statue, Fontaine du Fellah by sculptor Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet and architect François-Jean Bralle, chief engineer of the water supply for the city of Paris, 1806. 52 rue de Sèvres (7e arrt) Paris. This fountain was commissioned at a time when such artificial springs were still important sources of clean water for city-dwellers. The style is Egyptian Revival (Retour d’Egypte) and the subject…